8 Top Gaming Laptops Under Rs. 60,000 in India: Updated List

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567 15.6” Laptop

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HP Pavilion 15-CC129TX

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51

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ASUS K510UQ-BQ667T

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Dell Inspiron 15 5570

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HP Pavilion 15-au624tx

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Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15.6” Laptop

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HP Pavilion 15g-br011TX

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When you want a laptop that is capable of running modern AAA games such as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Prey, Witcher 3, Battlefield 1, COD WWII, etc., you are expecting it to have a somewhat capable graphics card along with a decent 7th or 8th gen Intel Core processor. Now, this graphics card doesn’t have to be a top-of-the-line Pascal series GPU like a GTX 1070 or 1080.

It can be something as simple as a Maxwell based midrange graphics card, since most entry level gaming laptops aren’t equipped with cutting edge graphics technology, at least in the Indian laptop market. But worry not, we have carefully compiled a list of the best gaming laptops that you can purchase in India right now for less than 60,000 rupees.

To be more specific, this list covers the 50 to 60 thousand price range, since we already have a separate article that deals with gaming laptops under 50,000. In this article we shall talk about the 8 best gaming laptops under Rs.60,000. And as always, here are the primary features/ specs to look out for in a gaming laptop, in decreasing order of importance- Graphics, Processor, Display, RAM, and Storage.

Depending on the types of peripherals and mobile devices that you own, or the place that you intend to use this laptop in (college campus, home, office, etc.), you might also want to check out the I/O options before deciding on purchasing a specific model. Without further ado, let’s get started-

1. Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567 15.6” Laptop

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One of the best gaming laptops you can buy for under 60,000 rupees. The Inspiron 15 5000 is loaded with a 2TB HDD, which essentially means that you are absolutely set for storage, no need to spend extra money on an external storage device anytime soon. It is built well, and the illuminated keyboard is very comfortable to type on.


Key Specs & Features

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    The Intel Core i5 7200U is a dual core, hyperthreaded KabyLake based mobile CPU with a mean TDP of just 15 watts, perfect for gaming (4 threads, 3.1 GHz turbo boost frequency) and extremely power efficient
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    The Radeon R7 M445, although not up to par with the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, is still more than enough for running games like Witcher 3, FIFA 2015, NFS Rivals, etc. on low settings at 1080p resolution
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    8GB of high speed DDR4 RAM, you can upgrade it to 16GB

With a 7th gen Intel Core i5 CPU and a Radeon R7 M445 2GB graphics card, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is a powerful entry level gaming laptop. It is also loaded with some really nice features such as an illuminated keyboard, a full HD 1920 X 1080 IPS display, and 802.11 AC WIFI. Sound is generated from stereo speakers designed by MaxxAudio, ensuring an elevated level of detail in the audio whether you are gaming or watching movies.

The best feature of this laptop is its giant 2TB HDD, which although slow, beats anything else that you will find in this price range in terms of internal storage capacity. Yeah, a 256 GB SSD sounds good in theory since your laptop will boot faster and games will load quicker, but wait for a couple months before that 256 GB of storage space gets filled up by videos, software, games, movies, photos, etc.

With a 2TB HDD, you don’t have to worry about getting an external storage device anytime soon. The laptop does tend to heat up while playing graphics intensive games such as Witcher 3 or GTA V, but as long as you aren’t playing on the bed or using the laptop on a mattress, heating shouldn’t be an issue.

The display is really good, colors are saturated and realistic, while contrast is much better than what you would find on a standard TFT panel. The 8GB of DDR4 RAM ensures a smooth gaming and multitasking experience, but in case you are looking forward to doing stuff like photo and video editing on this laptop, you can add an extra 8GB of DDR4 RAM later on. Windows 10 Home 64-bit comes preinstalled, along with a copy of McAfee anti-virus (1-year subscription free with the laptop).

Pros

  • Excellent dual core, 4-thread processor
  • A Radeon 2GB dedicated graphics unit which is capable of competing with NVIDIA GeForce 920M
  • The 2TB internal storage means that you don’t have to spend on an external hard drive right away
  • The audio is really crisp, thanks to MaxxAudio technology
  • A free 1-year subscription to McAfee antivirus

Cons

  • The laptop tends to heat up a little more than other similarly priced gaming laptops
  • Glossy finish on the lid tends to attract dust and fingerprints very easily

2. HP Pavilion 15-CC129TX

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Need something that is fast, yet highly efficient? Meet the HP Pavilion 15-CC129TX, a laptop that does it all while looking incredibly stylish and consuming minimal power. The key to this laptop's amazing battery life is the Intel 8th gen i5 processor, and a fast charging polymer battery.

Key Specs & Features

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    Extreme multitasking performance while consuming very little power (4 core, 8-thread Intel CPU based on latest 8th gen architecture i.e. Coffee Lake)
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    The fast charge system and long battery life means you spend more time gaming and less time charging
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    Backlit keyboard assists with low light gaming, and the metallic finish gives this laptop a premium look

One of the best all-rounders that you can buy, the Pavilion 15-CC129TX is powered by an Intel Core i5-8250U processor. This CPU features 4 physical cores and is hyperthreaded so it is capable of processing up to 8 threads simultaneously.

The base clock is 1.6GHz, but when you start running games such as Wolfenstein II and COD WWII, that number can jump all the way up to 3.4 GHz with the help of Intel Turbo Boost. Assisted by an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB graphics card, this laptop will run almost any modern AAA game you throw at it, albeit on low to medium graphics settings.

The display has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and has an anti-glare matte finish. Now, this is not an IPS display, so if you are interested in stuff like photo editing or if you are an avid consumer of online streaming services/ movies, you might want to check out the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 instead. However, if you are okay with a regular TN panel and slightly worse colors, then the Pavilion 15-CC129TX is one of the best performing gaming laptops under 60,000 rupees.

Average battery life is around 6 hours but can drop to 3 hours while playing games. If all you do is browse the web and work on documents, then the battery will last for up to 8 hours. And the best part is that the battery also charges up very fast, thanks to the fast charging system. There are plenty of I/O ports on the side- USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI, LAN, and USB Type C. It even has an SD card slot, along with a CD/DVD drive.

 

Pros

  • The i5 8250U has 8 threads and 6MB cache, so applications respond faster, and you can run more of them simultaneously without lagging
  • The GeForce 940MX 2GB is one of the best graphics cards you can get in a laptop at this price
  • Full HD Anti-Glare display is perfect for gaming or watching movies
  • The 802.11 AC WIFI ensures lighting fast wireless internet, capable of speeds much higher than older b/g/n systems

Cons

  • The keyboard is great for typing, but the arrow key design is a little awkward for gaming
  • The 5400rpm HDD is slow on the boot-up

3. Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51

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If you are looking for gaming performance, then this is the best laptop on the list, hands down. There is no competition, no other laptop even comes close to the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 in terms of raw power. Read on to know more about why this laptop is so amazing.


Key Specs & Features

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    Actual full-power laptop processor (Core i5 7300HQ), not a low TDP economy version designed to save power first, perform later
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    GTX 1050, THE ABSOLUTE BEST graphics card you can get in any laptop under 60,000 rupees
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    8GB of DDR4 RAM ensures a smooth gaming performance, easily upgradable to 16GB

First of all, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 is powered by an Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor. For those of you who don’t know why this is important, let’s put it like this- most laptops under 60,000 rupees are equipped with what we call “low voltage” CPUs.

Intel makes two types of processors for laptops. First, you have the standard laptop processors with the suffix “HQ” at the end. Then, you have versions that consume very little power, these Intel CPUs have “U” attached to the end of the model number. HQ series processors are rated for 45 watts, while U series processors are rated for just 15 watts. So, while they consume less power and result in a lighter laptop since the cooling system doesn’t need to be as large, low-voltage processors suffer when it comes to gaming performance.

True gaming laptops such as the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 put performance before efficiency, which is why they use HQ series processors. The HQ series processors are usually quad-core, and also run at higher clock speeds. The i5 7300HQ is a quad core, quad thread processor (no hyperthreading) with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock of 3.1 GHz.

And despite featuring a beefy CPU, the Nitro 5 stays very cool thanks to the amazing dual fan intelligent cooling system which employs separate fans for both the CPU and GPU. Talking of GPUs, this laptop comes with a GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 graphics card from NVIDIA, which is on average THREE times better than the 940MX in most modern AAA games.

Pros

  • The highest performing gaming laptop you can buy in the Indian market for under 60,000 rupees
  • Extremely good multitasker
  • Stays cool even as you play the latest AAA games, thanks to Acer’s Coolerboost intelligent fan control which dynamically regulates cooler fans speeds
  • IPS display reproduces colors very accurately, and provides a wide viewing angle so you can share content in groups with ease
  • Iron red backlit gaming keyboard

Cons

  • No CD/ DVD drive
  • Can get noisy while gaming (compared to laptops that use low voltage CPUs and weaker graphics cards) 

4. ASUS K510UQ-BQ667T

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Slim, stylish, and equipped with a NanoEdge display- the ASUS K510Q-BQ667T is a laptop designed for casual gamers, students, and professionals. It charges very fast compared to a standard laptop and has a battery life of over 8 hours.


Key Specs & Features

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    Beautifully designed, glossy finish and ultra slim profile
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    Weighs just 1.7kg and is 19.4mm thick, so you can carry it around wherever you want and game/ work on the go
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    Outstanding battery life (8+ hours, on average)

With a screen to body ratio of 80%, the ASUS K510Q-BQ667T laptop utilizes space very efficiently. The bezel is only 7.8mm wide, and the total thickness of this laptop is just 19.4mm. It weighs a mere 1.7 kg, so you can carry it around in your hands all day, no matter whether you work in an office building or are a college student. The display is stunningly accurate when it comes to colors, and this is because it uses an IPS panel.

They keyboard feels light and tactile and is illuminated for those late-night gaming sessions. With a battery life of 8 hours, and a 0 to 60% charge time of just 49 minutes, this laptop will significantly increase productivity at workplaces since you can do more with less time spent charging. It is also amazing for gaming while travelling, since you don’t have to worry about when you’ll be able to access a charging point.

ASUS Battery Health Charging technology prolongs battery lifespan and lowers battery expansion to ensure safe charging at all times. Graphics is handled by a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB graphics card, standard issue on most laptops costing between 50 and 60 thousand rupees. T

here is a 1TB HDD installed inside this laptop, and it comes with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit preloaded. I/O options include- USB Type C, Micro HDMI out, USB 3.0. It comes with a mini HDMI to HDMI converter, and a  USB to RJ45 cable. IEEE 802.11 AC dual band WIFI ensures lightning fast wireless connectivity.

Pros

  • NanoEdge display with a bezel that is just 7.8mm wide (80% screen to body ratio)
  • IPS display with 178° viewing angle and amazing colors
  • 802.11 AC dual band WIFI
  • USB Type-C connector and SD card slot
  • ASUS SonicMaster Audio with multiple modes- gaming, movies, speech, etc.

Cons

  • No RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Keyboard is good for typing, not so much for gaming

5. Dell Inspiron 15 5570

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This laptop is equipped with the latest in processor technology and a superb entry level AMD mobile GPU to ensure a solid 1080p gaming experience for people interested in f2p/ indie games. It can run modern AAA games, but you will have to lower settings down to “low” if you intend to play on the native resolution of 1080p.


Key Specs & Features

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    One of the best processors you can get on any laptop at this price range- 4 cores and 8 threads, with a mean TDP of just 15 watts and a turbo frequency of 3.4 GHz
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    8GB of high speed DDR4 RAM, can be upgraded up to 16 GB
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    The Radeon 530 2GB GDDR5 graphics card based on Polaris architecture is more powerful than a NVIDIA GeForce 920M, and comes very close to a 940MX 2GB in terms of gaming performance

The Radeon 530 2GB mobile graphics card isn’t exactly the fastest option you can get at this price, nor is it designed to run games like Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1. However, you can play games such as DOTA 2 and League of Legends at max graphics settings on this laptop and enjoy a smooth 60 fps on 1080p resolution.

But just in case you want to run modern AAA titles, turn down the graphics settings to low and fiddle with resolution to see if the laptop can run the game smoothly at 1080p. The Intel 8th generation i5 processor is a beast at multitasking and is more than capable of gaming despite having a low TDP of just 15 watts.

With an internal 1TB HDD, this laptop is ready to store all your movies, photos, and software. The 8GB DDR4 RAM is perfect for gaming and multitasking, but in case you want to future proof the laptop, you have the option to add an extra 8GB DDR4 RAM stick into an empty slot located on the underside.

Windows 10 Home 64-bit comes preloaded, along with a copy of Microsoft Office (1-year subscription included). The backlit keyboard is okay for gaming, but we recommend you use an external gaming keyboard whenever you can. Battery life is superb, at over 7 hours on average. You also get a 1-year subscription of McAfee antivirus for free.

Pros

  • The Intel Core i5 8250U doesn’t pack the raw power of an i5 7300HQ, but delivers a nice balance between multitasking performance and power efficiency
  • Radeon 530 2GB GDDR5 graphics isn’t the fastest laptop GPU in this price range, but it is more than capable of running older AAA games and certain modern games on low settings at 1080p resolution
  • FHD anti-glare display is perfect for gaming or movies

Cons

  • No CD/ DVD drive
  • Webcam isn’t as good as we expected

6. HP Pavilion 15-au624tx

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It desperately needs a RAM upgrade in order to qualify as a real gaming laptop, but the 4GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX helps this laptop stay ahead of the competition despite falling short in terms of memory size.


Key Specs & Features

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    Core i5 7200U processor, dual core, 4 threads, 2.5GHz base clock and 3.1 GHz boost frequency
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    4GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
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    A 4GB variant of the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card- might perform up to 10 or 15% better in games that require more graphics memory

Yes, it is 2018 and 4GB of DDR4 RAM is hardly what you want these days since Windows 10 alone takes up about 2GB of RAM. Add in various software and games, and you will quickly realize that 4GB of RAM isn’t nearly adequate for a modern PC. But, this laptop is also one of the cheaper ones on our list, despite featuring the 2nd best GPU we have seen on any laptop costing under 60,000 rupees- the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 4GB model.

It is a slightly upgraded version of the standard 940MX and comes with twice the amount of dedicated VRAM. In most games you won’t be able to notice a dramatic improvement in framerates but try playing open world AAA games such as GTA V, Witcher 3, Assassins Creed, etc. and you will immediately realize how much of a difference that extra VRAM makes.

Apart from the superb GPU, this laptop packs one of the best displays you can find on any laptop at this price (1920 x 1080 resolution IPS panel). A dual core 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor takes care of multitasking, and an internal 1 TB HDD makes sure that you don’t have to spend on external storage anytime soon. Bang & Olufsen premium audio is a treat to have on any laptop, and makes your movie viewing experience twice as good.

Pros

  • 7th gen i5 processor with 4 threads is good for running any modern AAA game and is also very efficient
  • Full HD IPS display with superb color and contrast, you can use it for gaming, movies, and photo editing
  • Audio output is better than most other laptops we have tested in the 50 to 60k price range
  • The backlit keyboard is amazing in low light gaming scenarios, and is a pleasure to type on thanks to the tactile keypresses and easy to read font
  • Dual band WIFI ensures that you enjoy maximum internet speeds no matter how close or far you are from the router

Cons

  • The 4GB of RAM is a little bit of a concern, we recommend you upgrade to 8GB of RAM to enjoy a large boost in performance (especially if you plan on running GTA V or Witcher 3)
  • The surface picks up fingerprints and dust quite easily

7. Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15.6” Laptop

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Powered by an Intel Core i5 7200U processor and featuring NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, the Lenovo IP 520 is a brilliant gaming machine hidden underneath the cover of an unordinary office/ college laptop.

Key Specs & Features

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    Core i5 7200U processor, 2 cores and 4 threads with base and boost clocks of 2.5 and 3.1 GHz respectively
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    Harman Audio ensures superior sound quality in both games and movies
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    Fingerprint sensor for greater security

The looks and fingerprint sensor might make you think this is a laptop intended primarily for professionals and students. But you couldn’t be more mistaken- it is powered by an excellent dual core, 4-thread 7th gen Intel CPU and comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card.

While dedicated graphics certainly helps with making that college presentation or office spreadsheet, we can’t help asking why you wouldn’t play the latest games on a 2GB NVIDIA graphics card. It is not a top of the line GPU, but more than sufficient for playing games like Battlefield 1, Prey, COD Infinite Warfare, NFS Rivals, etc.

The processor and graphics card aren’t the only outstanding features on this Lenovo laptop, you are surely going to love the brilliant 15.6” full HD IPS display that makes movies and games look so much better with its amazing colors and wide viewing angles. A 1TB 5400 rpm HDD takes care of mass storage needs, while dual band AC WIFI ensures super-fast wireless connectivity.

 

Pros

  • Intel 7th gen Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 4GB graphics ensure a smooth gaming experience on low settings and 1080p resolution
  • Comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which you can expand up to 16 GB (1 free slot)
  • Solidly built, with a sturdy plastic housing and thick hinges to connect the display with the body.
  • Keyboard is better than the one you will find on HP or Dell models, if you are going to do a lot of typing
  • The fingerprint sensor is a great additional security measure, also allows you to unlock the laptop faster compared to typing in a password

Cons

  • Battery life drops under 3 hours while gaming (otherwise, average battery life under normal non-gaming workloads should be 5-6 hours)
  • The speakers are located in a front-bottom position, and can get muffled if you use the laptop on a bed or mattress

8. HP Pavilion 15g-br011TX

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The most affordable gaming laptop on our list, we saved it for the last. Not because it is cheaper than the others, but because we believe it offers excellent value for money

Key Specs & Features

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    Core i5 7200U KabyLake mobile processor, 15-watt TDP and 4 threads, with 3.1 GHz turbo frequency
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    Radeon 520 graphics, can be considered on par with the low-end NVIDIA GeForce 920M laptop GPU
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    Low light technology, Miracast compatible, fast charge

If you can get past the fact that this laptop has a 1366 x 768 display, then the Pavilion 15g-br011tx is by all means a perfectly good entry level gaming laptop for the Indian market. It is equipped with a 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor, the 7200U. This dual core processor has a base clock of 2.5GHz with a boost clock of 3.1 GHz.

It is hyperthreaded, so multitasking is an absolutely amazing experience on this Pavilion laptop. And since it is a low voltage CPU, the battery lasts longer than it would on a standard laptop (about 7 to 8 hours on average, 3 to 4 hours while gaming). The Pavilion 15g-br011tx is compatible with Miramax certified devices and also supports fast charging.

The HP TrueVision HD webcam combined with Low Light technology makes this an amazing laptop for video calls, and online conferences. It is also loaded with a 1 TB HDD, so you can store all your favorite games, movies, and photos on one place without the need for an external hard disk drive.

But take note that this is a 5400 rpm HDD, so it will be a little slower than the 7200 RPM  drives found on more expensive gaming laptops. Booting up can take a while, and certain games will take a lot of time to load up. But once you have loaded into the game, performance is going to be really smooth thanks to the AMD Radeon 520 2GB dedicated graphics.

Pros

  • Full size island style backlit keyboard
  • The multi-gesture touchpad is one of the best we have seen on any laptop under 60k rupees
  • Excellent value for price, barely costs over 50k rupees and is equipped with a 7th generation i5 processor as well as Radeon 2GB dedicated graphics
  • Preloaded with Microsoft Office

Cons

  • 1366 x 768 display resolution, okay for gaming on low settings, not good for movies or photo editing
  • The 1TB 5400 rpm HDD is a bit on the slow side, noticeable when you try to boot up this laptop 

Conclusion:

One shoe size doesn’t fit everyone, and even though we tried to cover a variety of configurations within the 50k to 60k price range, your requirements as an individual will dictate which laptop is the best option for you. Now, we are fully aware that many of the prospective customers who are reading this article aren’t just looking to game, but also create content and do office/ college work on their laptops.

So, we suggest that you take everything into account before making the purchase. For example, think about stuff like this- do you need a full HD display for movies and photo/ video editing, or can you manage with a 768p screen. If you are primarily concerned with gaming on low graphics settings, and doing programming or web browsing, then a 768p display is perfectly fine considering our 60,000-rupee budget.

Further, do you own an external storage device, or plan on purchasing one? An external 2TB hard disk drive can cost you anywhere between 5800 to 6500 rupees. If you can’t afford that kind of money on an external hard drive, perhaps you should go for the laptop that comes with a 2TB internal HDD instead of a model that features a 256 GB SSD.

Are you going to be travelling a lot, or will you be using the laptop within a college dorm/ at your home? In case you plan on using the laptop while travelling, get a model that is lightweight and has good battery life.

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The Five Best Laptops Under Rs. 30000 in India

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Asus X Series X541UA-DM1358D Laptop

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Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 Laptop

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Asus X Series X541UA-DM1232D Laptop

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ASUS K510UQ-BQ667T

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Dell Inspiron 15 5570

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Are you looking for a laptop under 30,000 rupees? Well, guess what- you have come to the right place. Since there are literally hundreds of brands and models to choose from, we handpicked five of the best laptops you can buy in India right now, for less than 30,000 rupees.

Value for money was the first thing we considered while selecting these five budget laptops. Whether you are a college student, gamer, or office worker, we have something that is perfect for you.

Overview:

Simply put, this is the fastest laptop you can get for under 30,000 rupees. The only real weakness of the X541UA-DM1358D is its availability in online marketplaces- these laptops are selling like hot cakes, and you would miss a great opportunity if you do not check it out.

While it lacks dedicated graphics, and does not come with Windows 10 pre-installed, this X-series laptop from ASUS more than makes up for that with its insanely efficient CPU. Y

ou would be painfully mistaken if you thought that the Core i3 processor in this laptop is anything like the previous generation Core i3’s which can be found on similarly priced laptops from other manufacturers. 

On top of the amazing processor, this ASUS is also equipped with the best sounding speakers on any notebook below 30,000 rupees and you get to enjoy the brilliant 1080p FHD 15.6” display.

What we liked about this:

  • An excellent CPU- the Intel Core i3 7100U processor is a massive step ahead of any previous generation Core i3. It is hyper threaded, which means you get 4 threads from 2 physical cores that are both running at a clock speed of 2.4 GHz (no turbo, that is reserved for the i5 lineup). This laptop excels at multitasking, gaming, and media playback. And it does all of that while gently sipping on battery power, so you have a battery life in excess of 4 hours even with moderate usage (movies, songs, office work, programming, light gaming, etc.)
  • A stunning display- While most laptops under 30,000 rupees use the good old 1366 x 768 LED backlit screen to keep costs low, ASUS somehow managed to stuff in a full HD display. It is not an IPS panel, but the viewing angles and color reproduction is still very good, better than what we expected.
  • Great connectivity- Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 AC WIFI (the latest WIFI standard, much faster than b/g/n), and USB Type C, this laptop is loaded with all the connectivity options you might want to use as a student or creative professional, and it even comes with a 3-in-1 micro SD card reader slot. Oh, we forgot to mention this laptop also features a DVD drive, while weighing just 1.9 kg (battery installed)

  • Nice keyboard- With minimal key float, and a proper 2.5mm of key travel, the full-size chiclet keyboard on this laptop is a pleasure to type on

What we don't like:

  • Does not come with Windows- You are already getting so much for your money, surely you will be able to arrange a copy of Windows. You can purchase genuine Windows 10 OEM keys for less than 1000 rupees on online stores. Keep in mind, OEM keys are not the same as retail keys, and once you install the OS, it is locked to that specific machine.  
  • Availability- Since this laptop is so incredible and provides amazing value for the price; finding one can be hard. Online stores list it for just under 30,000, but we suggest that you place your order soon because these units are selling out really fast.

Overview:

Acer has always been renowned for building quality products, even when it is a low-end machine such as the Aspire 3 A315-51. We say this is a low-end laptop because of the price tag, not because of the performance. Because, this laptop performs far better than some of the models from Dell and HP that cost nearly 5000 rupees more. The secret to this amazing performance is the new Intel 7th generation Core i3 processor.

What we liked about this:

  • It is very fast- Despite the aggressive pricing, this laptop is one of the few in its class, which comes with a 7th gen Core i3. The main benefit to having a processor like this is the immense boost that you get in multitasking performance. Unlike previous generation i3 CPUs, it features hyperthreading which gives 2 threads per physical core, resulting in a processor that handily outclasses any 6th generation i3 (those have only 2 threads total). Movies, office presentations, photo editing, gaming, etc. will feel smooth and responsive at all times on the Acer Aspire 3 A315-51.
  • The keyboard is nice- It is a chiclet keyboard and on first look, there is nothing spectacular about it. However, we did not get the same mushy feeling when pressing keys, which we experienced on the Dell and HP models. In fact, the spacing between the keys is very nice, and the tactile feedback is much better than we expected, allowing for faster and longer typing sessions.

  • Built to last- The hinges are thick and feel rock solid, the lid on the screen is made from high quality plastic and doesn’t flex too much when you press down on it with your fingers. The keyboard is nice, and the lower body feels tough enough to take a drop or two, and come out with barely anything more than a scratch. There are ample air vents, so you do not have to worry about overheating.
  • Decent stereo speakers- These are no Bang & Olufsen speakers, but you will still get a decent enough experience. Great for the price, you can gather around with your friends in college and share movies or videos. Dialogue quality does not degrade when you turn up the volume.

What we don't like:

  • Linux OS- It is perfectly fine if you do not game or use specific software suites, such as MS Office. However, we suspect most people will want to use Windows, in which case you have to arrange your own copy.
  • 768p display- This is 2018, and 768p displays should be outdated. Nevertheless, this is all you get for the price.

Overview:

This is an X-series model just like the first laptop on our list, and they both share the exact same chassis. In terms of specifications, the X541UA-DM1232D has the exact same CPU and memory as the X541UA-DM1358D. However, it costs less and will serve as a nice alternative in case the first model is out of stock.

What we liked about this:

  • Modern CPU- this ASUS notebook features the Intel Core i3 7100U 2.4 GHz processor, which although not as fast as the 7130U (2.7 GHz) found in the Aspire 3 A315-51, is still one of the best chips you can get in a laptop at this price range
  • Ample storage- 1TB is the standard nowadays, but we are still happy to find a proper hard drive in a 15.6” notebook that costs under 28000 rupees and has a fast 7th gen i3 processor. ASUS really squeezed their budget tight on this one.

  • Good audio- We have already mentioned this in our review of the ASUS X541UA-DM1358D, but the stereo speakers on this laptop are amazing (both models share the same speakers) 
  • Full HD display- The Acer has a slightly faster processor, but this ASUS has a far superior display (1080p vs 768p)

What we don't like:

  • No Windows- If you go for this model over the X541UA-DM1358D, use the couple grand that you saved to buy a copy of Windows.

  • Mediocre battery life- In case you were thinking why this laptop costs less than the X541UA-DM1358D, even though both have the exact same specs, this is the reason- a smaller battery capacity.

4. HP 15q-BU008TX 15.6” Laptop

Overview:

It is a slightly older laptop, and features 2017 technology. However, for the price, you will be hard pressed to find something better. Besides, it even features a dedicated graphics processor, the AMD Radeon 520. Oh, and did we mention it looks really cool?

What we liked about this:

  • Better graphics performance- The AMD Radeon 520 is superior to the Intel HD 620 integrated graphics found on 7th generation laptop CPUs. Which means, you will get superior performance in applications that rely on graphical power, such as games and movies. But it is still one of the weakest dedicated mobile GPUs from AMD, so do not expect to run AAA games.

  • Looks neat, built well- The chrome hinges, the metallic HP logo, the visual strata finish on the C-deck, all of these give the HP 15q-BU008TX a very modern and civilized look. You will not feel ashamed carrying this laptop around, because it sure looks more expensive than it is. In addition, it feels good when you use it.

  • Decent connectivity- While you get features such as 802.11 ac WIFI and USB Type C ports on more recent models, we appreciate what HP is offering for the price, especially since this is 2017 tech.  

  • An all-rounder- It is decent at everything, from gaming to office work. You could be a college student, coder, creative professional, or photographer- this laptop will fulfil all your needs.

What we don't like:

  • Okay multitasking- The Core i3 6006U processor was great in its time. However, if you try to run 3 or more programs simultaneously, this CPU will begin to show its age.  

  • No Windows- This has become a trend by now with these budget laptops, but the OS is a compromise we are willing to make in exchange for good hardware.

5. Lenovo Ideapad 110 80TJ00BNIH

Overview:

It is loaded with a bunch of amazing features, and is powered by an AMD A8 quad-core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). This laptop is what you want if you are a gamer, since it provides the best graphical processing capabilities of any other machine on this list. But it is also very capable of working as a daily driver, or an office machine. You could even use it for photo and video editing if you want, although the display resolution is not very good.  

What we liked about this:

  • It is a beast in gaming- The AMD A8 7410 APU features 4 physical cores, each core can clock up to 2.5 GHz. This chip is also loaded with a Radeon R5 graphics coprocessor, which absolutely annihilates anything that Intel has to show in terms of integrated graphics.

  • Good audio quality-Lenovo laptops can range from okay to excellent in terms of audio quality; this one has a nice pair of stereo speakers, which deliver decent audio clarity even at the highest volume.

  • Sleek and lightweight- It is slim at just 2.3cm in thickness, and weighs a mere 2.2kg even with the battery pack installed. Mind you, this is a full-size laptop with DVD drive, card reader, WIFI, webcam and Bluetooth. 
  • Brilliant keyboard- It is proven by now that Lenovo absolutely dominates in the sub-30,000 rupee laptop market when it comes to keyboards. Their laptops are equipped with these unique chiclet keyboards, which have indented keycaps and nice tactile feedback on each keypress.

What we don't like:

  • Low-resolution display- 1366 x 768 is not many pixels to work with, but as long as you use this notebook for low-end gaming, office presentations, or programming, it should not be an issue.

  • Mediocre battery life- This is a slightly older machine, and it employs an AMD A8 processor. That combination does not sound good if you plan to use it for any more than 5 hours in one stretch.

And The Winner Is-

The ASUS X Series X541UA-DM1358D. There are many capable laptops on this list, but the ASUS dominates in terms of efficiency and overall design. It comes with a full HD display, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth V4.0, and USB Type C. It also sports one of the most advanced processors on this list, second in speed only to the Core i3 7130U, which is found on the Acer Aspire 3 A315-51.

When we talk about overall performance and reliability, none of the other laptops can beat the ASUS X541UA-DM1358D. In case this model is out of stock and you are willing to trade away some battery life, go for the ASUS X541UA-DM1232D instead, which has the exact same specs, but a weaker battery.

Conclusion-

Different people will have different needs, so choose your laptop carefully. Factor in the qualities that matter the most to you, for example- a college student probably wants a lightweight laptop that has a long battery life and good WIFI capabilities, while an office worker will be looking for a laptop, which is built to be rugged and equipped with a nice keyboard. Every laptop has its strengths and weaknesses so read the pros and cons of each model, before you make your choice.

8 Top Gaming Laptops Under Rs. 50,000 in India: Updated List

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Laptop

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Lenovo Ideapad 320

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HP 15g-br011TX

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Asus R558UQ-DM542D 15.6-inch Laptop

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HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX Laptop

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MSI CX62 7QL Laptop

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Acer TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG

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Acer E515-51G

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 If you’re a gamer with 50,000 rupees to spend and a new laptop to purchase, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we shall guide you through the process of selecting the best gaming laptop under 50000 in India.

But first, you need to know what specifications and key features to look out for in a gaming laptop. Let’s be honest over here, 50,000 rupees isn’t going to get you a “true” gaming laptop, i.e. a laptop equipped with a state of the art dedicated GPU and a top of the line Core i7 processor. You will have to make compromises on the hardware, but a smart customer makes the least compromises.

And here are the things you need to focus on, in order of their importance- graphics, processor, display, RAM, and storage. If you are a college student, then the number and types of I/O ports are also very important, along with good wireless connectivity. To make things easier for you, here are 8 of the best gaming laptops you can buy in India right now for less than 50,000. Let’s get started-

1. Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Laptop

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One of the best gaming laptops you can purchase for under 50000 right now, this Acer is loaded with all the stuff that you need in order to play games such as Assassins Creed Origins, Prey, Witcher III, GTA V, etc.

It is also one of the few laptops on the market that features Intel’s latest 8th generation processor technology, which should give it an advantage in terms of multithreaded performance as well as efficiency.


Key Specs & Features

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    Powered by the Intel Core i5 8250U processor (4 cores, 8-threads, and 6MB cache)
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    Equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce Maxwell based mobile GPU (940 MX, 2GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM)
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    8GB of high speed DDR4 RAM ensures good gaming performance along with smooth multitasking

Even though the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G features a not-so-great display in terms of viewing angles, it is still an amazing entry level gaming laptop thanks to the highly efficient Intel 8th generation processor and the NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics card.

It is incredibly good at multitasking, since the Core i5 8250U low voltage processor is a quad-core hyperthreaded part which can process up to 8 instruction threads simultaneously. You can run a game, with 4 or 5 other applications in the background, and this will not affect your framerates whatsoever.

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G is good for gamers, students, office work, and can even be used for certain productivity-oriented workloads like video editing. The GeForce 940MX is a fast midrange mobile graphics card from the previous generation Maxwell architecture, it isn’t the state of the art technology, but this is about as good of a GPU as you can get in a 50,000 rupee gaming laptop.

It is fine for running games such as Rainbow Six Siege, Witcher III, CS GO, DOTA 2, StarCraft, etc. on medium settings and 768p resolution.

In case you have an external 1080p display lying around, you can always hook up that display to your Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G via the HDMI output port and enjoy a full HD gaming/ movie viewing experience.

The laptop keyboard feels crisp and sturdy enough for heavy typing sessions and is even backlit so you should have no issues operating this laptop in low light conditions. The 802.11 AC WIFI ensures super-fast wireless internet connectivity on the campus, or at home.

Pros

  • Sports one of the best CPUs you can find on any laptop at this price range, the Intel Core i5 8250U
  • Equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card which is still a strong midrange mobile GPU and will handle AAA games for the next couple of years
  • A really nice WIFI adapter along with a backlit keyboard

Cons

  • The display isn’t optimal for viewing movies or enjoying online video content in groups, because of poor viewing angles
  • Although the battery backup is normally between 5 to 7 hours on light usage, it will swiftly drop below 3 hours as soon as you start gaming

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It may not look very stylish, but like most Lenovo machines- this one is also built to perform first, show off later. It is powered by an Intel KabyLake mobile CPU which ensures a high degree of efficiency and support for all the latest technologies and software, while sustaining a great battery life (over 7 hours).


Key Specs & Features

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    Features the highly popular Intel Core i5 7200U laptop processor (2.5 GHz base, 3.1 GHz turbo, dual core, 4-thread processor with 3MB cache)
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    NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics card for easy 768p gaming at 60+ fps on most modern AAA titles
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    8GB of DDR4 RAM, you can easily upgrade this to 16GB in the future by removing the bottom access panel and adding an extra 8GB DDR4 module (only supports DDR4 RAM)

Normally, we don’t look at Lenovo’s business/ home lineup of laptops when it comes to gaming, since Lenovo doesn’t load these with the most spectacular hardware and instead focusses on things like efficiency and reliability.

However, the Ideapad 320 is a surprisingly good low midrange gaming laptop, it is one of the few machines at this price point which comes with dedicated graphics and a 7th gen Core i5 processor. Add an 8GB DDR4 RAM module to that, and you get a laptop which can power through any of the modern AAA games such as GTA V, NFS Payback, Far Cry 4, Watchdogs 2, etc.

You don’t have to bother with installing your own OS, since this laptop comes with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit loaded onto the 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. In case you were expecting an SSD, sorry to disappoint you but you won’t get that kind of specs in a sub 50,000-rupee laptop.

One of the things you can do however, is slide out the CD/DVD burner and replace it with a storage drive kit that lets you mount any 2.5” storage drive of your choice, be it an additional HDD or an SSD for those faster boot and load times.

The 1366x768 is a bummer, but hey- at least you are getting a laptop with dedicated 2GB graphics and 8GB RAM which means that you can always hook up an external 1080p display via the HDMI port if you really need that full HD gaming experience. Got any wireless controllers lying around? Well, that’s great because the Ideapad 320 supports Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11 AC WIFI.

Pros

  • Amazing 4-thread 7th generation processor from Intel 
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable easily to 16GB
  • NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics, the best you will get at this price range

Cons

  • Low resolution 1366x768 display
  • Although the keyboard feels great, the touchpad doesn’t feel so good to use

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Features the same 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor that is used in the Ideapad 320, but this particular laptop from HP defies the norm by using an AMD graphics card. Is it a good GPU?

Well, look up any online benchmark of the Radeon 520 and you will get your answer- this graphics chip is one of the best in its category, and will have no trouble running the latest AAA titles.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel Core i5 7200U dual core 4-thread CPU (3MB cache, 2.5GHz base and 3.1 GHz boost)
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    Radeon 520 graphics (2GB GDDR5 VRAM, 320 stream processors in 5 compute units, boost clock of up to 1030 MHz)
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    8GB of DDR4 running at 2133 MHz

This is basically like the Ideapad 320, except it looks much better and has a backlit keyboard. Oh, and it comes with the AMD equivalent of the NVIDIA 940MX- the 520-graphics chip, a GPU core based on the latest iteration of the GCN architecture and equipped with 5 compute units that contain a total of 320 stream processors, and the chip can boost up to 1030 MHz.

While the 520 does match the 940MX in almost all modern AAA games, it actually beats the NVIDIA competition in DX12 and Vulkan titles such as DOOM, Battlefield 1, Talos Principle etc. Yeah, the display is a little low in terms of pixel count, but at least the viewing angle and colors are pretty good.

Thanks to the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, you can run multiple programs at the same time without slowing things down. You also get Windows 10 and a copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 preinstalled on the laptop.

 

Pros

  • A highly proven Intel CPU which is both efficient and good at multitasking
  • The AMD 520 graphics card is just as capable as the NVIDIA 940MX, and actually beats it out in DX12/ Vulkan games (besides, you get to constantly answer questions from your friends on why you chose AMD instead of NVIDIA)
  • The display isn’t full HD, but viewing angles and colors are really good for a TN panel laptop display at this price point
  • Island style backlit keyboard

Cons

  • Does take a while to boot up, thanks to the slow hard disk drive
  • Comes with some bloatware that you have to manually uninstall

4. Asus R558UQ-DM542D 15.6-inch Laptop

 

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Like most products from ASUS, this laptop is built well, performs like a champ, and looks great. It is a little on the heavier side, but that can be attributed to the metallic body panel and large array of overcharge/ overheat protection technologies that have been incorporated into this laptop.

While it does seem like a business laptop at heart, you can indeed use it for gaming since it does have a dedicated 2GB graphics card and an Intel Core i5 7200U processor.

Key Specs & Features

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    Dual core, 4-thread 7th generation Intel CPU which is extremely efficient (15W average TDP with base and boost clocks of 2.5 GHz and 3.1 GHz respectively)
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    NVIDIA 940MX dedicated graphics supports all the latest graphical APIs, and comes with 2GB of dedicated VRAM for smooth 60fps gaming at 768 or 1080p resolutions
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    Equipped with JEITA certified battery protection systems which constantly monitor battery temperatures as well as charge/ discharge rates to ensure optimal battery performance and higher charging speeds at all times

Just looking at the specifications, this laptop doesn’t seem that different from all the other competitors in the same price range, after all it has the same processor and graphics card as many of the laptops priced between 40 to 50 thousand rupees.

The Intel Core i5 7200U, a dual core 4-thread mobile CPU with an average TDP of just 15 watts ensures superb multitasking while consuming very little power, and the NVIDIA 940MX 2GB GDDR5 graphics card packs enough power to run any of the modern AAA games at low to medium settings on the laptops native 1080p resolution.

So, what makes the Asus R558UQ-DM542D unique? To start things off, it is the most well engineered laptop you will find below the 50k rupee price point- metallic construction ensures higher durability, while the brushed aluminum finish gives this 15.6” notebook a sleek and bold look.

Unlike most laptops on the list, this ASUS is actually more of a business machine than anything else, as can be judged from the numerous security mechanisms that have been implemented within its body- overheat protection, battery monitoring sensors, JEITA certified temperature monitoring software, Cell TCO protection, etc. ensure that the Asus R558UQ-DM542D charges faster than other laptops in its category, stays cool even under the heaviest of loads, and functions like new even after several thousand hours of heavy usage.

 

Pros

  • Intel 7th gen processor ensures fast completion of workloads, along with a smooth gaming experience and longer battery life
  • NVIDIA 2GB 940MX graphics for 1080p, 60 fps AAA gaming
  • A combination of sensors and software’s allow the battery to charge extremely fast, while also protecting it from over discharge or overheating.
  • Backlit full-size island style keyboard
  • Metallic construction with brushed aluminum finish

Cons

  • Glossy screen panel attracts fingerprints and dust
  • Webcam has a lot of delay

5. HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX Laptop

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Despite featuring a slightly older and less efficient CPU, the HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX is a stylish and well-performing student/ business laptop which can be adapted for gaming purposes thanks to its dedicated graphics card and generous amount of high speed DDR4 RAM.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel Core i5 6200U processor, which is basically a slightly slower 7200U (dual core, 4-thread, 2.4 GHz base and 2.8 GHz boost)
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    NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics (which can be found on most gaming laptops in this price range)
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    A really nice island style backlit keyboard (hate the arrow keys on HP keyboards, good for typing, not so much for gaming)

A slightly old processor, a 768 display with bad viewing angles, and a battery life of about 2.5 to 3 hours while gaming. If you can live with these flaws, the HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX is a brilliant entry level gaming laptop.

It is equipped with a slightly slower version of the Core i5 7200U, the 6200U. You won’t really notice the couple hundred MHz difference in frequency while gaming, since it will realistically only result in a loss of about 5-6 fps. Unless you are Superman or Flash, your eyes can’t tell that small of a difference.

At least the graphics card is good- NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics ensures a smooth 768p 60 fps gaming experience on all modern AAA titles such as GTA V, Batman Arkham Knight, Far Cry 4, FIFA, NFS, etc. Just make sure to keep graphics settings on a mix of low/ medium for optimal fps output.

The bang and Olufsen speakers punch harder than most laptops speakers in this price range, and we were pleased by the audio quality. The laptop looks and feels good, and the full-size island style backlit keyboard is a bonus for people who like their evening/ late night gaming sessions (as long as you can get over that horrendously designed arrow key found on HP laptops).

 

 

Pros

  • An efficient and capable processor, although it is from a previous generation
  • The famous 940MX graphics card, found on almost every Indian gaming laptop that costs between 40 to 50k rupees (best you can get in this range, unless we are talking about the NVIDIA MX150)
  • A generous 8GB of DDR4 RAM for easy multitasking and smooth 60 fps AAA gaming
  • Full-size island style backlit keyboard

Cons

  • Battery life can drop under 3 hours if you are gaming
  • The viewing angles on the 1366 x 768 display aren’t very good

6. MSI CX62 7QL Laptop

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Yes, it is a MSI- a company we didn’t expect to find in this price range. These guys are renowned world wide for their impressive gaming laptops, targeted at hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts. But guess what, they don’t disappoint even in this price range.

The MSI CX62 7QL is loaded with the very same NVIDIA 940MX that you’re probably familiar with by now, but there is a twist- instead of a Core i5, it uses a Core i7. Isn’t that a sweet deal for under 50k?

Key Specs & Features

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    Unlike the competition this MSI laptop is loaded with a 7th generation Core i7 CPU which performs significantly better across all applications compared to a Core i5
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB graphics
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    Quad speaker setup delivers some of the best audio we’ve heard out of any laptop in the 40 to 50k price range (most of them use the dual stereo speaker setup)

It is thick, it is heavy, and it won’t run very long on battery power if you’re gaming. But get past all of that, and you have in your hands one of the most powerful entry level gaming laptops currently available on the Indian market. If you plan on doing stuff like photo or video editing alongside game recording or streaming, then this laptop is for you.

Its 7th generation core i7 processor packs all the multitasking prowess that one could ask for, with 2 cores and 4 threads, a base and boost clock of 2.7 GHz and 3.5 GHz respectively. The extra cache allows this CPU to retrieve key data faster and that results in quicker application response times.

The NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics is one of the best midrange mobile GPUs out there in the Indian market, keep your graphics settings on low to medium and you will be able to play games in full HD resolution on this laptop 1920 x 1080 display.

The 4GB of RAM is a little low by today’s standards, but all you have to do is remove the easily accessible slot cover on the base and slip in an additional 4GB of DDR4 RAM to enhance gaming and multitasking performance significantly. The memory can be expanded up to 32GB, if you ever decide to do so, you have the option.

 

 

Pros

  • Uses an i7 processor instead of an i5, superior gaming performance
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics ensures smooth 1080p gaming
  • Quad speaker setup delivers strong audio output
  • 3-in-1 card reader, USB Type C, and 802.11 AC WIFI

Cons

  • Thick, heavy, low battery life
  • We expected a backlit keyboard, because that would have meant a nearly perfect package at an unbeatable price

Overvi​ew

It isn’t the fastest laptop on our list, nor is it the most attractive one. But it is the most value for money option that you can get, for barely more than 41,000 rupees as of today. The TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG is loaded with a 7th gen i5 CPU and 940MX 2GB graphics, along with an ample amount of DDR4 RAM and a really nice full-size keyboard.

Key Specs & Features

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    7th generation Intel Core i5 7200U processor (2.5 GHz base and 3.1 GHz boost, dual core, 4-thread CPU)
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    NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics performs great in tandem with the native 1366 x 768 display, since the midrange GPU isn’t exactly designed to run games on FHD resolution
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    Comes with Linux Ubuntu 64-bit OS, you make that slight tradeoff in exchange for a cheaper price (make sure to load up a copy of Windows 10 64-bit, not 32-bit since this laptop has more than 4GB of RAM)

A nice 7th generation dual core hyperthreaded processor from Intel ensures great gaming and multitasking, while the dedicated 2GB NVIDIA graphics card takes care of visuals in games.

You will notice that the battery life of this Acer model is actually quite good despite it featuring a hard disk drive instead of an SSD, and an older generation graphics card (the latest is Pascal, the 940MX is based off Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA). The reason for the 7+ hour battery life is the highly efficient Core i5 7200U processor which has an average TDP of just 15 watts.

Also, it is worth noting that whenever you aren’t doing some graphics intensive stuff like gaming or video editing, the Intel onboard graphics will automatically kick in, reducing power consumption significantly, and it also reduces the load on the laptop's cooling system. Talking of cooling, we noticed that the TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG rarely heats up, even while gaming.

The FineTip full-size keyboard feels tactile and the trackpad is responsive, with proper multi gesture support. High speed wireless connectivity is established through the 802.11 AC WIFI adapter, and short distance wireless data transfers between mobile devices can be carried out through the Bluetooth feature.

Pros

  • Really efficient dual core 7th generation Intel CPU
  • Good midrange graphics performance
  • Fast WIFI and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Lots of I/O ports along with SD card reader and a CD/DVD drive
  • Ample storage in the form of a 1TB HDD

Cons

  • Comes with Linux UBUNTU 64-bit OS, you have to install your own copy of 64-bit Windows (preferably Windows 8 or 10)
  • No indicator for caps lock and num lock, the spacing between the two USB 3.0 ports is small so you can’t plug in two thick pen drives next to each other

8. Acer E515-51G

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This is the fastest and most advanced laptop on the list, so you can say we saved the best for the last. Available for slightly over 46,000 rupees as of today (prices may change, so get it while you can), the Acer E515-51G is loaded with the best that both Intel and NVIDIA have to offer in this price range. The only real downside is that it is equipped with a 768p panel.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel 8th generation 8250U processor (4 cores, 8 threads, 1.6GHz base and 3.4 GHz boost)
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    NVIDIA Pascal based MX150 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics (basically the mobile adaptation of the GT 1030 desktop graphics card)
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    1TB HDD so you can store all your games, software, movies, photos, etc. in one place

There is no OS installed, it comes with MS DOS. That, and the lack of a full HD 1080p display is what prevents us from declaring this laptop as the one and only “best gaming laptop under 50000”. But hey, like we said before- it is all about making the right compromises.

If you have a budget of under 50000 for a new gaming laptop, we assume you aren’t particularly looking forward to gaming at 1080p, although you would love to, since most laptops in this price range simply don’t come with the processing power to run modern AAA games at 1080p.

But the Acer E515-51G does have a Pascal GPU- the MX1050 is literally a rebranded desktop GT 1030 2GB graphics card, more than capable of 1080p gaming on low settings. It is more powerful than the 940MX and consumes less power.

So, what you can do is connect an external 1080p display via the HDMI output port, sit back on your couch, hook up a wireless controller via the Bluetooth feature, and use this laptop like a gaming console in your living room. It packs plenty of processing power, thanks to the quad core, 8-thread Coffee Lake  CPU.

Or, you can use it like a standard laptop, and enjoy the 8+ hour battery life. Whichever way you choose to use it, the Acer E515-51G is a brilliantly designed and feature packed laptop with plenty of power and a really nice keyboard that is pleasant to type on. The 802.11 AC WIFI can transfer data multiple times faster than older b/g/n WIFI systems, and the RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB with ease.

 

Pros

  • The best processor + graphics card combo you can get for under 50,000 rupees as of today
  • Superb wireless connectivity, and lots of physical I/O ports including a card reader
  • Long battery life (8+ hours on average with light to medium usage- such as browsing the web or watching videos)

Cons

  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • No OS provided

Conclusion

We trust you found our list helpful, and although there are other laptop models out there which offer similar specifications at comparable prices, the laptops in our list were selected after careful examination of customer reviews and brand reliability.

We also covered a wide range of prices, and included gaming laptops as cheap as 25000 rupees, all the way up to models which are priced really close to that 50,000-rupee price point. Choose the one that suits your needs, since there really is no “Best Gaming Laptop”.

The best gaming laptop is always the one that is the best for YOU. You might prefer battery life over raw power, or you might need a good display instead of more storage. Each gamer has unique preferences, so choose accordingly.

8 Top Gaming Laptops Under Rs. 40,000 in India: Updated List

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Asus A555LF-XX150T

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Lenovo G50-80 80E502Q3IH

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HP 15-BS145TU

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Lenovo Ideapad IP320

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Lenovo Ideapad IP320

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G

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Acer  E5-575

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Dell Inspiron 15 3000-series model 3567

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In this article, we shall take a look at the 8 best gaming laptops under Rs. 40,000 in India. We have included laptops from a variety of manufacturers, and each one of these models was selected on the basis of performance, features, and overall build quality.

When you are looking for a good gaming laptop under 40,000 rupees, it is important that you prioritize CPU and graphics card performance over display resolution and fancy features. Most laptops in the 30 to 40-thousand-rupee price range may not have a full HD display, so we recommend that you purchase the laptops reviewed in this article only if you are a gamer who is more interested in playing the game rather than turning up the graphics settings to high and inspecting the texture quality.

Some of the features that you might want to look out for are- battery life, backlit keyboard, preinstalled software such as Windows 10 or Microsoft Office, and 802.11 AC WIFI. With that said, let’s not waste any time and get straight to the reviews.

 

1. Asus A555LF-XX150T

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A laptop that is affordable, yet capable of playing recent AAA game titles such as Prey, Wolfenstein II The New Colossus, Far Cry 4, etc. This humble looking Dell 15.6” laptop is one RAM upgrade away from being an amazing entry-level gaming laptop, and since DDR3 sticks are so cheap these days, you can probably add an additional 4GB for approximately 2000 rupees.

Key Specs & Features

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    Dual core, 4-thread Intel 4th generation processor with 1.7 GHz base frequency (no turbo on i3 CPUs)
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    NVIDIA GeForce Maxwell based graphics card (930M) with 2GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM
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    Comes with genuine Windows 10 64-bit OS preinstalled

This is the 2nd cheapest laptop on our list, yet it is equipped with the most powerful graphics card you will find on any laptop under 40,000 rupees. The GeForce GT 930M is an entry level laptop GPU which supports 2 GB of DDR3 VRAM and is based on Maxwell architecture.

It can run modern AAA games on low graphics settings and 768p resolution at fairly playable framerates. The 4GB of RAM on this laptop is a slight bummer, but you have the option to add an additional 4GB if you wish. The base price of this laptop is so low that even when you add an extra 4GB DDR3 stick the net cost will end up being less than most of the laptops we have featured in this article.

In terms of processing power, the i3 4005U is a bit of an old horse, but it gets the job done thanks to the 4 logical cores and 1.7GHz base clock (higher base clock than an i5 8250U, although it lacks turbo boost). The 1TB HDD is loaded with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit, so you can start working/ gaming right out of the box.

ASUS IceCool technology intelligently positions the heat pipes away from the hand rest and keeps the cooling mechanism hidden underneath the keyboard panel. This ensures that your hands don’t feel the heat even while gaming. SonicMaster audio ensures an elevated level of clarity in games and decent bass in movies/ songs.

Pros

  • Efficient dual core hyperthreaded processor which gets the job done in most scenarios despite being from a slightly older generation
  • NVIDIA GeForce 930M 2GB is one of the best GPUs you can get in this price range
  • 1TB 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive is great for storing large collections of photos, movies, and games
  • The IceCool technology keeps your hands cool and comfortable while operating this laptop
  • The polymer battery lasts up to 2.5 times longer than standard Li-Ion varieties, and is also very light which is why this laptop weighs a mere 2.3 kg

Cons

  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM is a little concerning in 2018, although it can be upgraded up to 8 GB by adding a second 4GB module
  • There is no 802.11 ac WIFI, this laptop incorporates the older b/g/n standard

2. Lenovo G50-80 80E502Q3IH

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The processor in this laptop is basically a slightly faster version of the one in the ASUS model that we reviewed a while ago. The Radeon R5 M330 graphics card isn’t going to win any awards for power, but it gets the job done in most older AAA games and free to play titles such as DOTA 2, LOL, Fortnite, etc.

Key Specs & Features

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    5th generation dual core hyperthreaded Intel CPU, 2 GHz clock speed with no turbo boost since this is an i3 processor
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    ATI R5 M330 2GB graphics with 5 compute units and 330 stream processors, max engine clock of 1030 MHz
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    4GB DDR3 RAM, upgradeable to 8GB (or even 16 GB if you remove the existing 4GB stick and purchase an 8GB x 2 DDR3 kit)

The i3 5005U is clocked at 2 GHz, compared to the 1.7 GHz of the i3 4005U. This slight bump in clock speed means that you might get an extra 10 to 15% fps while gaming, although everyday applications won’t run noticeably faster.

The Dolby Audio makes movies and songs sound much better, and the cooling system does its job really well at keeping the internals of this Lenovo cool, even while gaming. One of the best things about Lenovo laptops in this price range is the keyboard- they come with island style full-size keyboards that are a pleasure to type on.

The 4GB of DDR3 RAM isn’t sufficient for gaming while background programs are running, so we recommend that you add an extra 4GB to the laptop to enjoy a smooth multitasking and gaming experience for the next couple of years.

Battery life is decent enough, considering that this laptop uses a CPU from an older generation. Build quality feels really good, everything from the body to the display is rugged and hard to damage.

 

Pros

  • Really nice audio quality thanks to Dolby technology
  • The keyboard feels comfortable and responsive
  • ATI Radeon R5 M330 graphics is powerful enough to play GTA V, Mafia, CS GO, Far Cry 3, etc. on low graphics settings
  • Hand rest stays cool while gaming, although you shouldn’t try to game on the bed or mattress since it will block the air vents underneath this laptop

Cons

  • Comes without Windows OS
  • Webcam isn’t that good
  • Touchpad feels a little flimsy

3. HP 15-BS145TU

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Equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and integrated graphics that can give some of the entry level dedicated GPUs out there a run for their money, this hp laptop is perfect for casual gamers, students, and business professionals.

Key Specs & Features

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    Quad core, 8-thread Intel Core i5 8250U processor (1.6 GHz base clock and 3.4 GHz boost clock)
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    Intel UHD 620 onboard graphics (places somewhere between a GeForce 910M and 920M in terms of performance)
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    6” FHD SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit display

If you want something sleek and modern at a rather affordable price, check out the HP 15-BS145TU 15.6” laptop. It doesn’t feature dedicated graphics, but the combination of 8th gen Intel processor technology and 8GB of DDR4 RAM makes this machine a formidable entry level option for budget gamers.

It is by no means perfect, but the extreme multitasking ability combined with lots of efficiency means that you can carry the 15-BS145TU with you while travelling, without worrying about running out of juice before you can get to a charging point. The full-size keyboard feels tactile and crisp, while the full HD 1920 x 1080 SVA anti-glare display is absolutely stunning.

Because of the b/g/n WIFI, this laptop will be slightly slower when it comes to wireless internet capabilities, but it's still nothing to scoff at if your college campus or office is still using b/g/n routers. A 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD will take care of all your mass storage needs, be it photos, games, software, or movies. But remember- this HDD doesn’t have a copy of Windows loaded on it from the factory, so you have to arrange your own OS (which is probably Windows 10 if you are interested in gaming).

Pros

  • Quad-core, 8 thread CPU with 6MB of L3 cache delivers a lot of multitasking performance while consuming very little power
  • Intel UHD 620 onboard graphics performs significantly better than older generation inbuilt graphics processors from Intel, and can play certain modern titles on low graphics settings
  • HP TrueVision HD webcam, performs well for most video calling tasks (don’t zoom in too much, or it will distort picture quality)
  • Multi-gesture touchpad and full-size chiclet keyboard (but those arrow keys are awful for gaming)
  • DVD R/W drive
  • Good enough audio quality for a laptop this cheap

Cons

  • The battery life is usually between 5 to 6 hours, but drops significantly while gaming
  • You have to purchase your own copy of Windows 10, since this laptop comes with DOS

4. Lenovo Ideapad IP320

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The NVIDIA GeForce 920MX graphics and 6th gen Core i3 processor make this laptop a brilliant choice for students, budget gamers, and office professionals. What it lacks in terms of display resolution, it makes up for through the high speed 8GB DDR4 RAM and a nice pair of 1.5W stereo speakers.

Key Specs & Features

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    Comes with NVIDIA GeForce 920MX graphics, 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
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    6th generation i3 processor, dual core, 4-thread and 2GHz clock speed
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    8GB of DDR4 RAM, can be expanded up to 16 GB

The IP320 is good at many things, but great at none- while the Dolby technology and dual 1.5W stereo speakers ensure an audio experience better than 90% of similarly priced laptops out there, however the 1366 x 768 display means we can’t really recommend this as a good laptop for watching online streams or movies.

The 6th generation Intel Core i3 processor is great at gaming and multitasking, but we really wish this laptop had a GT930M instead of a 920 MX, that would have made it one of the best budget gaming laptops out there in terms of raw performance.

While the build quality of this laptop is amazing, and it has plenty of I/O options on the side (including a DVD writer), the battery life isn’t spectacular so despite being one of the most compact and well-built 15.6” laptops out there, it isn’t recommended for frequent travelers.

So, who should purchase this laptop? We believe it is perfect for home usage, or business work (creating spreadsheets and presentations, etc.). Also, the gaming performance of this laptop is without a doubt better than most of the laptops available for less than 40,000 rupees. If you are willing to look past the 768 display resolution and mediocre battery life, this is an amazing laptop for the price.

Pros

  • The Intel 6th generation i3 processor is fast enough for daily computing workloads while also being highly efficient
  • NVIDIA GeForce 920MX is equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM and it is almost as powerful as a 930M
  • 802.11 AC WIFI for high speed wireless connectivity
  • Dual 1.5-watt Dolby speakers provide great audio

Cons

  • The touchpad is hard to use
  • Webcam could have been better

5. Lenovo Ideapad IP320S

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Similar to the IP320 in terms of design, with some key feature/ spec differences- it uses a 7th gen i3 instead of a 6th gen i3, and features Intel HD 620 integrated graphics instead of dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 920MX graphics.

Key Specs & Features

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    Only 19.33mm in thickness, weighs 1.7 kg
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    Battery life is around 4-5 hours with medium usage, 7-8 hours with light usage (browsing, viewing documents, etc.)
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    Onboard graphics isn’t fantastic, but more than enough for playing f2p/ indie games or even older AAA games from 2013 or 2014

If you are willing to trade a bit of graphics power for an extra compact laptop, then the IP320S is perfect for you. It is slimmer and lighter than the IP320, and also sports a faster processor in the i3 7100U (2.4 GHz, dual core, 4-thread CPU).

However, unlike the IP320, this one doesn’t have dedicated graphics from NVIDIA. But, the Intel HD 620 integrated graphics is no slouch- its performance in games lies in-between the GT910 and GT920 graphics cards from NVIDIA.

If you are a student, traveler, or business professional who likes to do some light gaming for recreation, then this laptop is for you. It is equipped with 802.11 ac WIFI, a feature that should be present on every modern laptop. The 1TB HDD is sufficient for mass storage, while the 4GB of DDR4 RAM ensures effortless multitasking. But if you are more into gaming, we recommend adding in an extra 4GB of DDR4 for good measure.

Pros

  • Extremely compact and lightweight
  • Brilliant battery life
  • Comes with Windows 10 64-bit OS and a 1-year subscription of McAfee anti-virus
  • 802.11 ac WIFI is many times faster than older b/g/n type WIFI systems
  • Multi-gesture touchpad
  • Premium metallic finish (not actual metal body, it is plastic)
  • Narrow bezel display

Cons

  • This laptop will heat up quite a bit if you play games for more than 2-3 hours
  • It comes with 4GB of RAM, but since the integrated graphics shares memory with RAM, we highly recommend that you upgrade to 8GB of RAM

6. Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G

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What is powered by an Intel Core i5 8250U processor, has a battery life of 7+ hours, looks incredible, and comes with both Windows and Microsoft Office installed from the factory? That’s right, it is the brand-new Acer A515-51G.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel 8th gen Core i5 8250U processor, 4 cores and 8 threads, base and boost clock of 1.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz respectively
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    Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics shares memory with RAM, performs better than a NVIDIA GT910M in certain game titles
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    Up to 7 hours of battery life with light usage, around 3 hours while gaming

A brilliant processor, high speed RAM, and a lifetime subscription to Microsoft Office. What else would a professional need from a budget laptop that costs under 40,000 rupees? Well, it could use an additional 4GB of RAM, which brings us to the point of how easy it is to upgrade the RAM on this Acer laptop.

All you have to do is remove the bottom cover, add in a RAM stick, and screw the cover back in. That is all, now you have a laptop that performs on par with much more expensive models in everyday tasks and gives models with NVIDIA GeForce 910M graphics cards a run for their money.

The Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics is definitely no slouch and can play specific AAA games on low graphics settings at fairly smooth framerates. With a 1-year international travelers warranty, you no longer have to worry about servicing your laptop when something goes wrong on a journey.

Talking of travelers and journeys, the 7+ hour battery life and ultra-sleek design makes this laptop an absolute pleasure to carry around with you while travelling.

Pros

  • The Core i5 8250U is perfect for multitasking because of 8 threads, and the 3.4 GHz turbo boost enables it to play newer games at smooth framerates
  • Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics is the best non-discrete graphics system available in this price range, and it can actually beat an NVIDIA GT 910M dedicated graphics card
  • 1TB HDD is perfect for mass storage 
  • Comes with Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Office preinstalled so you can get to work right away 
  • The battery life on this laptop is amazing 

Cons

  • The laptop surface catches dust and sweat very easily
  • No DVD drive

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Similar in terms of gaming performance to the A515-51G but comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and Ubuntu OS instead of Windows 10. Also, the sound quality on this laptop is better than any HP or Dell model that you can get at the same price.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel 7th gen processor, i5-7200U with 2.5 GHz base and 3.1 GHz boost frequency
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    HD 620 integrated graphics, similar performance to UHD 620
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    8GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable to 16 GB

Nothing beats a good old Acer in the budget category, and the E5-575 is a shining example of that. It is reliable, affordable, and versatile- all the qualities that we have come to expect from budget Acer machines over the past few years.

Battery life is exceptional, thanks to the 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor which sports 2 physical cores and 4 logical cores along with a 2.5GHz base frequency. While running games, this CPU will ramp up all the way up to 3.1 GHz in order to maintain smooth framerates.

Don’t push the graphics settings too high, after all this laptop doesn’t feature dedicated GPU and has to make do with Intel HD 620 integrated graphics. The 8GB of DDR4 RAM is more than enough for multitasking and gaming, but if you are interested in video or photo editing, you can always add an additional 8GB of DDR4 memory.

The 8X DVD writer and SD card reader slot complete the full suite  of I/O options, while 802.11 ac WIFI keeps you connected with the world at lightning fast speeds.

Pros

  • Comes with one of the best processors for gaming that you can find in a laptop costing under 40,000 rupees
  • The HD 620 integrated graphics shares memory with RAM, but since there is 8GB of high speed DDR4 memory installed in the laptop, you will face no issues while gaming
  • Acer TrueHarmony sound ensures a superior audio experience compared to ordinary stereo speaker systems found on similarly priced laptops
  • Battery life of up to 5 hours with medium usage
  • Full-size chiclet keyboard

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with Windows OS installed
  • The display lid is a little thin, and needs to be handled carefully

8. Dell Inspiron 15 3000-series model 3567

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If the 768p display resolution and 4GB of RAM aren’t much of a concern to you, then this Dell 15.6” laptop is a very good budget gaming laptop. The RAM can be expanded up to 16 GB, and the MaxxAudio processing technology significantly enhances the audio quality of the dual 1.5 w stereo speakers.

Key Specs & Features

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    Intel Core i5 7200U processor- 2 cores, hyperthreaded, 2.5 GHz base and 3.1 GHz turbo
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    4GB DDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz, can be upgraded up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM
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    Radeon R5 M430 2GB DDR3 graphics card with 5 compute units and 1000 MHz memory clock

It is sleek, lightweight, and loaded with modern features such as 802.11 ac WIFI as well as a dedicated Radeon graphics card that is equipped with 2GB of DDR3 VRAM running at 1000 MHz. This dedicated GPU doesn’t compare to a GT930M, although it performs similarly to a GT920M.

The 7th generation Core i5 7200U processor has 2 physical cores and 4 logical cores, capable of playing modern AAA games such as Battlefield 1, COD WWII, NFS Rivals, etc.

The 1366 x 768 display is the only real weakness of this laptop apart from the 4GB of RAM. If you own an external 1080p display, you can connect it to the laptop through the HDMI output. There is plenty of internal storage space in the form of a 1 TB HDD.

However since it comes with Ubuntu, you will have to procure your own copy of Windows 10 if you want to play games. There are plenty of I/O ports, along with a DVD writer and SD card reader.

Pros

  • The Radeon R5 M430 2GB graphics card can run most older AAA games at playable framerates on low graphics settings and 768p resolution
  • Intel Core i5 7200U is fast, and also very efficient
  • Battery life of this laptop is about 5 to 6 hours with medium usage
  • Full-size keyboard feels great to type on
  • The laptop is built well, and audio quality is above average

Cons

  • Comes with Ubuntu, you have to install your own copy of Windows 10
  • Needs a RAM upgrade to 8GB

Conclusion:

The most important thing to do while choosing a laptop in any price range is asking yourself the question- “is this laptop going to meet MY needs?” In other words, you have to decide which features are beneficial to you, before you read reviews and look up videos of people playing games on said laptop.

The key point to remember here is that everyone has different preferences, and there is no perfect laptop out there otherwise everyone would buy only that specific laptop and all the other laptops would cease to exist.

Some gamers don’t care about the display resolution while purchasing a budget gaming laptop because they know that they can’t afford a full HD display and playing the game at a smooth framerate with decent visuals is much more enjoyable than playing the game on 1080p resolution and 24 fps (sorry console owners).

Long story short, take note of the features that you want, features that will help you get more out of the laptop based on where you plan to use it (home, office, college, travelling, etc.)